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post #121 of 210

Has the title of this thread always been fucked? How haven't I noticed it before

post #122 of 210
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Yeah, get something like a Canada Goose. The Fjallraven Cantwell is also an excellent cold weather jacket (the warmest non-technical jacket I've ever owned). I don't really need it in Vancouver.

I have the Fjallraven Cantwell as well and it's plenty warm for standing in the dog park on January and February nights in Toronto. It's a really great jacket -- definitely what I would recommend for a casual winter jacket.
post #123 of 210
Yeah it's a great jacket, I can literally throw the Cantwell on over a t-shirt and jeans and walk the dog at 6am in January when it's -10C blowing snow sideways and not feel the chill at all.

I only wore it 4-5 times last year, but maybe I should keep it : /
post #124 of 210
I need help. I'm 6'4 and looking for a sharp casual winter coat in a tall size. I'm partial to wool. Ive tried the Jcrew and Schott peacoats and had to send them both back because they just didnt look right. What options are out there for me? Anyone else been in in a position like this?

Thanks.
post #125 of 210
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Just go with TOJ, that way you can chose the right length on the peacoat.
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Originally Posted by kidtwist91 View Post

I need help. I'm 6'4 and looking for a sharp casual winter coat in a tall size. I'm partial to wool. Ive tried the Jcrew and Schott peacoats and had to send them both back because they just didnt look right. What options are out there for me? Anyone else been in in a position like this?
Thanks.

You want

- TOJ wool coats
- TOJ leather jackets
- Arc'teryx Veilance technical gear

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I am 6'5"
post #127 of 210
What's out there for people on kidtwist's opposite side of the spectrum? I'm 5'6" and looking for outerwear that cost ~$100. Can look into slightly used as well. Wanting a toggle coat, M-65 jacket, windbreak, bomber. Any suggestions?
post #128 of 210
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Originally Posted by BuffaloWang View Post

What's out there for people on kidtwist's opposite side of the spectrum? I'm 5'6" and looking for outerwear that cost ~$100. Can look into slightly used as well. Wanting a toggle coat, M-65 jacket, windbreak, bomber. Any suggestions?


Look on Vintage Trends. You might find something used of good value there or Gear Trade. I'm also a small guy and finding perfectly fitting clothes sucks. I usually wear large but in some brands I can fit in medium. I have to put up with the fact that being smaller than 6 ft means I have to live with certain compromises in clothing fit although there are speciality outfitters that do cater to us height-challenged guys.

post #129 of 210
Could anyone comment on the warmth of a Canada Goose vs Krane vs Parajumper?? Still deciding which coat I should take peepwall[1].gif
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Could anyone comment on the warmth of a Canada Goose vs Krane vs Parajumper?? Still deciding which coat I should take peepwall[1].gif


Canada Goose is hard to beat for value and you get a lifetime warranty on a new one.

post #131 of 210
Yeah value wise you can't really beat Canada Goose, but the stuff Ken makes is really just something else. All the krane stuff is amazing, but out of my price range for now. I love the peacoat design
post #132 of 210
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Canada Goose is hard to beat for value and you get a lifetime warranty on a new one.
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Originally Posted by fungz0r View Post

Yeah value wise you can't really beat Canada Goose, but the stuff Ken makes is really just something else. All the krane stuff is amazing, but out of my price range for now. I love the peacoat design

Krane is actually having a sale on Friday and I think its 20% off the outerwear, which makes their pieces way more affordable. Would you know how warm it is compared to CG? If not, I might be getting a chilliwack.
post #133 of 210
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Krane is actually having a sale on Friday and I think its 20% off the outerwear, which makes their pieces way more affordable. Would you know how warm it is compared to CG? If not, I might be getting a chilliwack.



I have a Merino Wool Chilliwack. Its like wearing an electric heater around your upper body. Its toasty warm.

post #134 of 210
I honestly think CG is too warm most of the time, and ill fitting in terms of cut, since the jackets aren't really made to form nicely to your body. The construction and details just make the jacket stand out a lot more, and i think they will be plenty warm for the winter. They're all heavyweight waxed cotton with wool blanket lining, which I think is warm enough for the winter unless you're just standing outside doing nothing. The Krane jackets will be 20% off, they were on sale at some places already
post #135 of 210
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Originally Posted by fungz0r View Post

I honestly think CG is too warm most of the time, and ill fitting in terms of cut, since the jackets aren't really made to form nicely to your body. The construction and details just make the jacket stand out a lot more, and i think they will be plenty warm for the winter. They're all heavyweight waxed cotton with wool blanket lining, which I think is warm enough for the winter unless you're just standing outside doing nothing. The Krane jackets will be 20% off, they were on sale at some places already

I disagree. I just got the Canada Goose Chateau. CG has a line of "slim fit" coats. I can attest that the Chateau (and other models like the Langford, Citadel) form tight against your body. Unlike a model like the Expedition which is a relaxed cut and looks rather bulky, their slim fit coats accentuate a slim build (if you have one).

In terms of warmth, something like the Expedition is indeed too warm for many to wear most times during the winter. It's really only meant for extreme cold conditions (or spending long periods of time outside during cold days). However the Chateau (and I'm assuming others in the slim fit line) are definitely warm but not nearly as warm as the Expedition. The warmth of the Chateau reminds me of a high-end long wool coat. This is good for most consumers however if you are looking for a serious level of warmth go with the Expedition or something along those lines.
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